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February 02, 2019 - 9:53 pm
WINDHAM, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man pinned between two trucks in a driveway has died. WVIT-TV reports the man had been conscious when firefighter arrived around 2 p.m. Saturday to the home in Windham but died before he could be airlifted to the hospital. Officials have not released the man's...
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AP
February 02, 2019 - 9:48 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A cabin pressure issue forced a flight bound for Florida to return to Connecticut's Bradley International Airport. The Hartford Courant reports a Southwest flight from Hartford to Tampa turned around Friday night because several passengers complained of pain and discomfort...
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A detail of a Connecticut Huskies uniform in the first half against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at the Purcell Pavilion. Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports
AP
February 02, 2019 - 9:39 pm
STORRS, Conn. (AP) — The University of Connecticut's athletic department, struggling financially and looking to re-engage its alumni base, has set up a social media platform exclusively for former athletes. The National C Club is a web-based forum, open to the approximately 7,000 living former...
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AP
February 02, 2019 - 9:35 pm
MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Officials say Connecticut's groundhog is predicting an early arrival of spring. The Journal Inquirer reports Chuckles made an appearance at the Lutz Children's Museum in Manchester Saturday morning. Manchester Mayor Jay Moran drew a loud cheer from the room as he declared...
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AP
February 02, 2019 - 9:19 pm
CANTERBURY, Conn. (AP) — A museum honoring Connecticut state heroine Prudence Crandall is holding special public tours as part of Black History Month. The Prudence Crandall Museum in Canterbury will open Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum usually is only open in the winter by appointment...
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Photo of Oliver and Bell Courtesy of One More Dog Rescue and Animal Planet
February 01, 2019 - 10:27 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (WTIC) - Super Bowl weekend will kick off with Animal Planet's Dog Bowl, which features some local talent this year. One More Dog Rescue was chosen for the second annual event that airs Saturday at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 1 p.m. before the Puppy Bowl. The event stresses the...
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Matt Dwyer
February 01, 2019 - 6:02 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- State lawmakers are again trying to ban so-called ghost guns. Democratic Judiciary Committee Co-chair Steve Stafstrom says the proposal honors the intent of Connecticut's existing firearms law. "If you want to possess a gun in the state of Connecticut, you have to pass a background...
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Matt Dwyer
February 01, 2019 - 5:52 pm
(WTIC-AM) -- A General Assembly committee today gave its approval to a $5-million settlement payout to the father of a 3-year-old Willimantic girl. Athena Angeles was beaten to death by her mother's boyfriend. Preschool staff had told the state Department of Children and Families about the girl's...
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A fire at 45 Horace Street in New Britain February 1, 2019. One person was found dead by firefighters. Photo by WTIC's Matt Dwyer.
February 01, 2019 - 11:02 am
A morning blaze has claimed the life of a man in New Britain.
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